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Hope for the Homeless’ Toy Drive

Simon Czarnota, Reporter December 7, 2023

The Hope for the Homeless club is running a Toy Drive from Nov.18 to Dec. 18. All donations will go directly to children at the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Hope for the Homeless is a student-based...

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Spotify Wrapped 2023

Sahara Samrah, Reporter December 7, 2023

Every day, hundreds of students at Taft High School roam the hallways in their own world with music blasting through their headphones. Travis Scott, Drake, Bad Bunny, SZA, Future, Lana Del Rey, Taylor...

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Guts and Glory: An Ultrakill Review

George Zemenides, Reporter December 7, 2023

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" - with these words, Dante immortalized his depiction of Hell in Inferno. From Limbo to Treachery, the Italian poet described Hades with vivid purpose - but despite...

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Daylight Savings Disagreement

Simon Czarnota, Reporter November 30, 2023

As Daylight Savings time comes to its annual end, the debate of whether or not it should exist in the first place continues. Daylight Savings is a yearly occurrence in which the time is set back one hour...

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Basketball is for Everyone

Cassie Nowik, Reporter November 27, 2023

With the upcoming basketball season, there are many students who want to either join basketball or watch a game. However, if you want to attend a basketball game or tryout for the team but don’t know...

Plays and Musicals

Plays and Musicals

Cassie Nowik, Reporter November 3, 2023

Taft has one of the largest theater departments in the Chicago Public School area. Taft hosts seasonal plays and musicals; such as the play Everybody which played from Oct. 18 through Oct. 21, 2023. In...

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Paper Versus Computers

Lillian Martin, Reporter November 3, 2023

Over the years technology has become extremely prominent in our society. Computers, tablets, Iphones and so much more have become a major part of our lives and are constantly evolving. Schools have begun...

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Kendrick Lamar is the Best Rapper of All Time

Jaiden Naranjo, Reporter November 3, 2023

Kendrick Lamar is the best artist of all time because of his talents and how impactful his music is. I think no other artist can do what Lamar does in his music, he is so unique in his own way and his...

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Invincible Season 2 Lands Soon

George Zemenides, Reporter November 3, 2023

In 2021, Invincible stuck a ferocious landing: Amazon's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's superhero epic became a household name. J.K Simmons' performance as Omni Man propelled the character into the infamy...

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Boy’s Baseball Breast Cancer Sweater Fundraiser

Martyna Jeziorska, Sahara Samrah, and Nathan Schnur October 4, 2023

In the past year an estimate was revealed, according to the American Cancer Society, that around 300,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed making it the most common cancer in American women.  There...

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Barbie Movie Review

Alizay Revolorio, Reporter September 29, 2023

The movie was released on July 21. I recall my anticipation and expectations. I  loved Barbie as a little girl and was excited to see this movie. As soon as it was released I saw it with my friend. I...

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Mr. G Makes a Deal with Students. Will they Succeed?

Veronica Florczak and Olivia Paolucci September 29, 2023

Starting off the 2023-24 school year at Taft High School, Principal Mark Grishaber decided to make another deal with students. This deal entails the stop of drug use in school, the stop of skipping class,...

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